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by All4Ɇn
14 Feb 2019 22:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 20321

Re: English Dialects

KIT ɪ DRESS ɛ TRAP æ LOT ɑ STRUT ɜ FOOT ʊ BATH æ CLOTH ɑ (not really sure very similar to palm but still different) NURSE ɚ FLEECE i/ɪi FACE eɪ PALM ɑ THOUGHT ɑ (same as cloth) GOAT ɜʊ GOOSE ʊu PRICE äɪ/äː CHOICE ɔɪ MOUTH æu NEAR iɚ SQUARE eɚ START ɑɚ NORTH ɔɚ FORCE ɔɚ CURE jɚ/jɔɚ happY i lettER ɚ C...
by All4Ɇn
14 Feb 2019 01:12
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 384
Views: 100425

Re: Jokes

Here's a German one I just thought up:
Wie weiß man, dass Hunde sehr gute Architekten sind?
Weil sie immer „Bau, wow“ sagen!


Here's a slightly different English translation:
How do you know that dogs are great architects?
Because they always say "roof roof"
by All4Ɇn
13 Feb 2019 20:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Sample Sentences Using Kafka's The Metamorphosis I've realized that I haven't exactly included many written samples of Lapdeutsch yet so I thought I'd change that. Here are 4 version's illustrating the German-Lapdeutsch continuum using a passage from Kafka's The Metamorphosis. The bolded words are ...
by All4Ɇn
09 Feb 2019 17:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 31715

Re: Silvish

I really like both of them! The first one is definitely better as the flag for the country however. I think the second wold look great maybe for a city or province or something?
by All4Ɇn
05 Feb 2019 02:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

In Southeast Michigan AAVE “it’s a box on the table” translates into Standard American English as “there is a box on the table”. Both dialects are as Germanic as any other kind of English. I doubt AAVE “it is” is a translationism of German “es sind” or vice versa. I could be wrong. That’s interesti...
by All4Ɇn
04 Feb 2019 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

I am curious. What usage are you referring to? Me, as a native German speaker, I have difficulties to think of what you mean, since at least the second one overlaps with what you mention later in the post, IIUC. Looking at it from a German perspective you're definitely right in that "es sind" in th...
by All4Ɇn
04 Feb 2019 21:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

The Demonstrative Pronoun Dat In addition to being a definite article and relative pronoun, dat is also used as a demonstrative pronoun and has several meanings and usages This/That or These/Those Probably the main meaning of the word. Practically the same as in Dutch in that respect. Dat is gud - ...
by All4Ɇn
31 Jan 2019 08:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 31715

Re: Silvish

Wow that's a really cool looking map you have there! Do you have any population estimates for Silvia? Both for the country in general and maybe potentially for some cities?
by All4Ɇn
16 Jan 2019 21:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Simple Past As mentioned earlier, the simple past is considered the main past tense form and is the only one used in formal conversation. As you probably imagined, it is formed very similar to how it is in Dutch and German. Weak Verbs 1st Person Singular: -de 2nd Person Singular: -des 3rd Person Si...
by All4Ɇn
16 Jan 2019 20:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

-N Verbs These 5 verbs are arguably the only other verbs that are irregular in the present tense. All of them lack the -en ending in their infinitive instead having simply the ending -n. They do not take the ending -e in the first person singular and although their first/third person plural forms a...
by All4Ɇn
09 Jan 2019 20:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Modal Verbs Below are the present tense conjugations for modal verbs, all of which are irregular in at least one singular form in the present tense. Although it is not technically a modal verb, witten conjugates like one and so is included. Notice that these verbs may have different meanings compar...
by All4Ɇn
05 Jan 2019 18:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Thanks for all your responses! Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this thread. Your responses are definitely appreciated! Oh, sorry about that. [>_<] I thought that might have been a typo because, for some reason, I would have expected a word like "merged" to be used. That actually makes th...
by All4Ɇn
31 Dec 2018 02:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6831
Views: 791261

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Imralu wrote:
30 Dec 2018 18:18
You seem to be using <Ɇ> to represent a schwa in your username ...
It's actually representing /ɑ̃/ [;)]
by All4Ɇn
30 Dec 2018 04:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6831
Views: 791261

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

What is the origin of writing the schwa as an e in French and German? In both languages (especially German) it seems a lot if not most words the sound comes from were originally pronounced with an a. It seems strange to switch the spelling to -e considering how much closer /a/ is than /e/ to the sou...
by All4Ɇn
30 Dec 2018 04:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Present Tense Verbs Regular Verbs In regular verbs, the present tense endings are practically identical to Standard German. 1st Person Singular: -e or - 2nd Person Singular: -s 3rd Person Singular: -t 1st Person Plural: -en 2nd Person Plural: -t 3rd Person Plural: -en Irregularities 1. The -e endin...
by All4Ɇn
20 Dec 2018 02:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Weihnachten un Christdag- Christmas Given that it's that time of the year I thought I could talk about the two Lapdeutsch words for Christmas. [:)] Unlike in German where Christmas is known as Weihnachten, and Dutch where it's known as Kerstmiss, Lapdeutsch makes a distinction between two different...
by All4Ɇn
16 Dec 2018 18:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Declension of Deutscher/Deutsche Just a small addition to the info on declensions and feminizing agent nouns. Traditionally the nouns Deutscher (male German), Deutsche (female German), and Deutsche (Germans) were declined the same as regular adjectives with the exception of an additional -r in the ...
by All4Ɇn
08 Dec 2018 00:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Dormouse559 wrote:
07 Dec 2018 23:10
Also "wife" used to just mean "woman". It's actually the first element of "woman"
This much I knew but I didn't realize it had any remnants in modern English.

Edit: Actually I suppose "I now pronounce you man and wife" would be another example of this
by All4Ɇn
07 Dec 2018 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

a man who works with or sells fish is a fishman (among other things), while a woman who works with or sells fish is a fishwife. It's always surprisingly to learn something about your own language. I always assumed a fishwife was the wife of a fisherman. It's where I got the inspiration for the word...
by All4Ɇn
07 Dec 2018 20:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23103

Re: Lapdeutsch

Wow, I didn't know about these. Thank you two [:)] No problem [:)]. I'm curious though. You said you thought you had seen all of the other suffixes used in either German or Low German. Where have you seen Frau/Fro used as a suffix to create the feminine from the masculine? I thought it was somethin...